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Todd Shryock
Todd Shryock, contributing author
Can computers help doctors reduce diagnostic errors?
Can computers help doctors reduce diagnostic errors?
If an advanced computer like IBM’s Watson can go on Jeopardy and win, can a computer start diagnosing patients better than a human doctor? The possibility could mean a reduction in a diagnostic error rate that the Institute of Medicine estimates may be as high as 15%.
Physicians frustrated, confused by final MACRA rule
With 2017 fast approaching, physicians are taking a hard look at their practice operations to gauge the effects of Medicare payment reform.
Staying connected to patients beyond the office visit
Staying connected to patients beyond the office visit
The growth of smartphone usage is giving physicians new ways to stay connected with patients and improve their care, and evidence shows that communication outside of the office setting is acceptable and can help improve outcomes.
How will the Trump administration change healthcare?
How will the Trump administration change healthcare?
Donald Trump’s surprising win in the presidential election has put a renewed focus on what will happen to healthcare under the new administration.
What every small practice should know about MACRA
The nearly 2,400-page final rule for the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) has been reviewed by healthcare experts, and the general consensus is that it’s an improvement compared to the proposed rule, but challenges for small practices remain.
Long-term solutions for physician burnout
Long-term solutions for physician burnout
. Physicans are more likely to commit suicide than a member of the general population and 73% of physicians would not recommend the profession to their children, according to a recent report.
6 things doctors need to know about MACRA final rule
6 things doctors need to know about MACRA final rule
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) October 14. Here’s what physicians need to know.
7 tips to stop technology from damaging the patient experience
A recent American Medical Association (AMA) study shows that physicians spend 37% of their time on electronic health records (EHR) or desk work while meeting with patients.
MACRA flexibility changes draw praise, but providers must move forward
MACRA flexibility changes draw praise, but providers must move forward
Industry trade groups and experts are voicing approval of the announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that it would allow providers to choose the pace at which they comply with the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).
Texas doctors band together to fight for independence
When physician groups in the Dallas-Fort Worth area started to feel the pressure of value-based contracts, they realized quickly that banding together was the best way to maintain autonomy while staying competitive in a changing market.

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